The photo contest winners are

Aspen Times StaffAspen, CO Colorado
Under Stars & Stripes, taken by Wendy Kline.

ASPEN The readers have spoken. So has the staff of The Aspen Times.And, two winners have been chosen from the 85 entries posted in The Aspen Times’ online July 4 photo contest.The online competition began July 4, when readers began posting their entries on our website; voting continued through Wednesday at 5 p.m. It was apparent a number of readers were voting repeatedly for their favorites, but a photo titled Independent Girls, submitted by Pam Stanley prevailed. The photo featured Ally Lasser and Sophie Higbie, participants in Aspens Fourth of July parade, posing for a shot on Main Street. Stanley splits her time between Aspen and Los Angeles.Times staffers selected Under Stars & Stripes, taken by Wendy Kline of Chicago, as their favorite. Klines young son, Samuel, is nearly completely concealed by a red, white and blue cowboy hat in the image. Kline is a former Aspen resident; she said she took the shot while visiting her parents home near Aspen.Both winners will receive a certificate for dinner for two at Jimmys An American Restaurant and Bar.